Ladies, there is a silent killer among us. Thousands of women die from ovarian cancer each year. With the correct knowledge, this disease can be stopped in the earliest stages and so many women’s lives can be saved.
It’s important to always attend your annual OBGYN appointment. Your doctor preforms a pelvic exam to check for enlarged ovaries and fluid in the abdomen. If there is reason for more investigation, your doctor will order blood tests, etc.
Also, be aware of early symptoms such as:
-Pelvic or abdominal pain
-Feeling full quickly
-Urgent urinary symptoms
Yes, these symptoms could be a number of issues such as irritable bowel syndrome. But if they increase in frequency or you begin to have pain during sex, back pain, weight loss with bloat, it’s time to call your doctor immediately.
And remember, if you are worried, go with your gut and talk with your doctor. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
For more information, visit Dr. Oz’s Ovarian Cancer Prevention Center. Let’s save some lives!